kali gandaki river valley between jomsom and kagbeni (nepal)

The wide Kali Gandaki river bed between Jomsom and Kagbeni (Nepal)

In the background, the Nilgiri summit (Elevation: 7061 m /­ 23166 ft).­

The Kali Gandaki river is sometimes flowing in very narrow, very steep gorges, and sometimes its bed is very wide, like a lake of gravel.­

This is a very remote and beautiful region of Nepal, on the Annapurnas trekking route.­

annapurnas kali gandaki river kali gandaki valley mountains nilgiri river bed water
Jomsom Sadak, Annapurna Conservation Area 33100, Nepal

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­